Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.25
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Oct. 16, 2015
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University of Kentucky
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Rebecca McCulley
Interim Director
Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability & the Environment
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted and repository(ies) used:

We are not aware of any divisions that have official open access to research policies; however, our institution complies with any open access requirements that sponsoring funding agencies require.

A copy of the open access policy:

The open access policy:

The website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

1. UK Libraries work with campus units to make their research outputs freely available online to anyone around the world who has Internet access. The content types include UK-based open access journals, research reports, theses, dissertations, capstone projects, conference proceedings, and annotated image galleries. Examples of these content types are available from the UKnowledge guide website provided below.

2. UK Libraries also work with individual researchers to increase the online visibility and availability of their publications that appear in journals and monographs. We investigate how the publishers of those communication vehicles handle copyright issues. If they allow authors to make their publications freely available online, we will post the authorized version on UKnowledge for free public access. We also aggregate a researcher's publications in a personalized profile so that readers can find and gain open access to the researcher's publications in one place. Profiles created for UK researchers (including faculty and graduate students) are listed alphabetically in this gallery: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/sw_gallery.html

3. When UK Libraries subscribes to "traditional" journals, some publishers may give UK authors a discount of the open access charge if the authors decide to pursue the open access option offered by the subscription-based journals. In other words, the discount is a kind of benefit that comes with the library's subscription of the journals.

The website URL where information about open access to the institution's research is available:

Kim Carter at OSPA was consulted regarding institutional division open access policies, and UK Librarian Adrian Ho provided information on the open access digital repository. I never heard back from OSPA regarding the total number of institutional divisions that produce research; therefore, I used the 2012 reported value.

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